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Mar 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
>> david, i love it in your book come back america, you refer to washington as "the lala land of the east." you say they are not living in a real world. talk a little bit about how you perceive washington. >> ronald reagan talked about washington as being an island surrounded by a sea of reality. he is right. the so-called washington beltway. for the record, i live outside the beltway on land that george washington used to own. basically what we have now is a predominance of career politicians, people who may or may not have spent much time in the real world before they entered politics. then they come to washington, which is definitely not the real world, and are out of touch with reality. i think there is a growing disconnect between those who are our elected representatives and those who they represent. >> let me go in this direction because there is something in the book that i found very humorous, and i think it is jefferson who talked about congress being made up of lawyers. as i recall, 56% of people in the senate are lawyers, 36% or 37% in the house. is that a good thing
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Mar 12, 2011 7:00pm EST
of what i believe to be the main responsibility to protect america from a terrorist attack. >> hello. as fighting intensifies on the crown, so does an international debate on military options in libya, which could include a no- fly zone. amid growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by g
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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
now, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington. our gaddafi forces on the run? rebels appeared to turn the tide in brown fighting and are now trying to take the libyan strongman hometown. inside japan's nuclear effect erasion zone, a rare look at the desolate area near the crippled reactor, even as word comes up new leaks of highly radioactive water. defining the american dream. we begin a special series examining the experience is of those who have come to call the u.s. home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. in libya, state television is reporting you allied air strikes tonight, even as anti-government rebels) on what could be an important symbolic victory after a weekend of military gains. there have been moving steadily west, retaking towns they had earlier lost, moving from benghazi, the rebels are now in control of three other towns. the biggest victory could be the capture of sirte, colonel gaddafi's home town. >> taking the fight to colonel gaddafi's birthplace. rebels pounding targets near the town of
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producereter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i had it backyards. i spent 35 or 36 years about storytelling. and i realized that the secret sauce was telling purposeful stories, using that as emotional transportation. and that looking at the people you want to act together or work with you or be a customer or clients or join your church or whatever, that they aim with the heart and what you have to aim at the heart is the story, not the facts and information. important, but you have to aim at the heart. >> a program note congresswoman barbara
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with an update on the crisis in libya with richard engel of nbc news. first this, speaking at a joint press conference in chile, president obama defended the air strikes. >> i think it's very easy to square our military actions and our stated policies. our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel qaddafi to his people. i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go go. and we've got a wide range of tools in our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanctions against the qaddafi regime
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Mar 1, 2011 8:30am EST
of this was avoidable? >> well, it is horrible, of course. america went through 40 years without any financial crisis when regulation was much tighter, and banking was not quite so exciting. you know, banking has got an exciting in a very dangerous way, and we have to return to a much more regulated financial sector. i hope that the american people will become upset enough and angry enough and informed enough and activist enough to do something about this. tavis: you mentioned president bush in your indictment of what went wrong. this is not a republican problem. there is blame for the clinton administration, blamed for the obama administration. talk about the bipartisan nature of this crisis. >> it is a fairly bipartisan problem at this point. many of us, including myself, were deeply disappointed with president obama's behavior. he said things during his campaign that led us to believe he would take action about this, and when people voted for him and contributed to his campaign, i think many thought these issues would be addressed, and it has been a huge disappointment to see that
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Mar 13, 2011 8:30am EDT
community but this america that i know, that's standing with me here, this america that i love. >> reporter: the leaders announced a new interfaith initiative called shoulder to shoulder which they said would promote tolerance and fight anti-muslim bigotry. congressman king said he thought the hearing generated a productive and worth while conversation. he plans to move ahead with other hearings on the topic in the future. joining me now is the associate professor of religion in the media, syracuse university, author of "beyond tolerance, searching for interfaith understanding in america." there was an extraordinary conversation around religion this week. what do you think it says about this particular moment in the american religious landscape? >> well, it's really an extraordinary moment, and somewhat ironic, too, given that the dominant images of muslims are people fighting for freedom and human right in north africa at this point. in terms of the united states, it says there's a lingering suspicion of muslims as a community. it also says, given the pushback against the hear
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Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
news america reporting from washington. gaddafi must go, that is the unanimous conclusion of leaders gathered in london even as fierce fighting continues in the viet itself. >> -- in this libya itself. >> there is sustained artillery fire and the rebels are sustaining a position just ahead. >> he fired his entire cabinet and prepares to address his citizens. >and have you heard that there s a world wedding in the works -- royal wedding in the works? just a month ago until the big day. -- a month to go until the big day. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need, that is help british prime minister david cameron describe the mission against gaddafi's forces today in london. and while the wheel of diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground where it counts, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance from the libyan leader. tonight, coverage on both fronts and it starts with the battle -- the bbc middle east. it starts with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the de
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Mar 16, 2011 8:30am EDT
folk? we'll come back to america in a second but when you move around the world seeing you talking to kids, playing in venezuela. what do you get out of that? >> first, it helps you understand the cycle of life. you're giving them information but they are also giving you information. as you get older, for example, in our band, we have members in our band like carlos and i taught them when they were in high school and now they teach me. i said man, can you break this rhythm down? carlos was our music director in cuba. he has been instrumental in a lot of my education. i started to develop a saying with them. they teased me all the time. you had the that familiar relationship. i said you have to follow your young leadership too. so i get so much from having an opportunity to interface with them and bring information to them and to represent our culture and our way of life. the feeling and the want and the love is unbelievable. the exchange that goes on between students and teachers or visiting people who are doing master classes. not just musicians geclneral asses when the esudents are
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
institute of peace. we are going to take a break and come back on the other side. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> you have been president of the united states institute of peace for a chunk of time now, 1993. what would you point to as two or three major successes and say this is something we did that nobody else could really do? >> we became an operational element of our foreign affairs and national security community. we began doing the analytical work that you would call think tank-type work. we are now a think and do tank. we have taken our analytical work and we have applied that in the field. we have looked at ways to try to promote reconciliation, for example, among ethnic and religious divided societies and not just talk abo
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
, recognized that. >> rose: there's a big thing, big subject in america today. it's called america's decline. or america's competitiveness. that's what the president spoke to in the state of the union, and all kinds of people are debating this subject now. it has to do with the rise of china and india and the economic growth of those emergeing nations. it has to do with the fact that technology has no respect for boundaries, which we are discovering in the middle east right now, right? >> absolutely. >> rose: where do you come down on that in terms of america? because you're leaving america. >> america has had great natural resources, huge amount of land, and that's been extremely important in its growth. but it also has respected science and innovation, and we see great growth areas in california and the boston area, in particular. and i think america recognizes the importance of human capital. that is, intellectual capital and the generation of ideas. but it needs more nurturing. i mean, science education in the u.s. is not up to scratch. and -- >> what does that mean "not up to scratch?"
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, thar ichs lie rose. >> rose: this isch singapore's white house. except it's not a residence, it's a place for meetings. i have come here to meet lee kuan yew. he's the founder of modern singapore and a man much admired for making his city a prosperous country and an economic power. although some criticize his methods, he has no regrets for the choices he made to build singapore. i've interviewed him three times. he is 88 now and walks carefully. his beloved wife ofrs y,ea year, too, died last year. his son is the prime minister. the sharpness that made singapore is very much present. i've come here, like so many others, to talk about the world today, about america and china, about the middle east and asia and about
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Mar 23, 2011 3:00am EDT
over the globe. in america we don't do language very well or culture very well. the largest somali population is in minute -- minneapolis. we've got kids speaking multiple languages so these businesses have begun to say i get it and they'll hire a few for the summer and help get through college. i think we've got to talk about an asset-based way of having a diverse community. >> charlie: mayors and their cities when we continue. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> tonight a distinguished group of mayors look at cities, the urban experience with all of its possibilities and challenges. they face tough decisions, how to meet overwhelming financial commitments with limit
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Mar 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- more fears that the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant is raising radiation levels in the sea surrounding it. and a man undergoes a full face transplant. hello. colonel gaddafi's government in libya is telling reporters that foreign attacks that killed many people at ports and at the airport, which it describes as the series -- as a civilian airport. the government also says the last rebel stronghold in the west of the country has fallen to gaddafi loyalists. earlier, gaddafi troops were accused of firing on civilians. there is no doubt that a third night of bombardment is under way. this is the scene in the capitol. attacks on the first two nights were at a series of libyan targets, including colonel gaddafi's compound. but coalition leaders including president obama insisted the mission is not regime change. >> already in the war has come to the heart of the gaddafi's regime, to his own compound. we heard the hard, metallic flood of the missile strike as anti-aircraft firebreak the
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> conflict in libya. washington and london refused to rule out arming the rebels. they're abusing ground against the rebel forces -- they are losing ground against rebel forces. attempts to quell the protest in syria. the president plans to make the speech of his lifetime. welcome. we have a world news and opinion. forces backing the ivory coast have seen no sign of international intervention. the man that changed the world, that is what the organizers of a star-studded concert are calling it. midday in london. 1:00 in the afternoon in tripoli. president obama's prime-time refusal to buy lout farming libyan forces has raised concerns around the world. others sa
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Mar 5, 2011 12:00am EST
bright spot. >> women in america are leading this country, that's a very glass half full look at what's happening here. i think that the fact that women are making up fewer number of say lawmakers' position because there are other opportunities out there. we cannot, i think that we have lost our way with feminism. feminism is about offering equal opportunities for everybody. it does not mean that we have to have equal outcomes. we do not have to have equal parity for men and women in all areas of life in order for women to be equal. >> of course. but isn't it something that women as the feminist movement began were told quite rightly you got to make sure that you get more education, you come out of the housewife era. women have done, more education by far than this. more grad bat degrees than than this. stay in school longer than men. the fail tour translate that -- fail tour translate that more quickly in to that are own economic gains is something that everybody should be angry about and should look behind to see what we can do. >> it is a matter of choice. the fact is if you l
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am EST
thinking about a possible presidential bid. that is on world news america at these times on bbc world news and of course bbc america. all of that with matt frye. please stay with us here on bbc world is. -- world news. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold, get the top stories from around the globe and click-to-play video reports. go to bbc.com/news to experience the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles.
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Mar 21, 2011 6:01pm EDT
obama reaffirmed america's support for japan. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. >> reporter: tensions throughout the middle east are high as gadhafi-backed forces launch air strikes on two key libyan towns, forcing rebels to retreat eastward. and new protests against the ruling family in bahrain. police fired tear gas and water cannons in demonstrators in one of the most violent confrontation. this year's honorees, alice cooper, neil diamond, darlene love and dr. john. eligibility kicks in 25 years after an artists first release and inductees are chosen by the 500 voters in the rock and roll hall of fame foundation. for "teen >>> this report on "driving skills for life" is made possible by ford. >> i think it was amazing! >> i really enjoyed it. >> really useful. >> they're talking about a national program run by ford, and the governors highway safety association. in giant parking lots like this one outside chicago's cellular field, there's room to learn from your mistakes. as you learn to recognize and avoid a ha
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Mar 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with the crisis in libya. last night, the u.n. security council adopted a resolution giving broad backing to military action against all threats to civilians. the resolution also demanded a no-fly zone across the country. hours later libya's foreign minister announced an immediate cease-fire. >> i'm taking into consideration that libya is a full member of the u.n.. we accept that it's obliged to accept the u.n. security council resolution. therefore, libya has decided an immediate cease-fire and the stoppage of all military oppression. >> rose: secretary of state hillary clinton said the government now needs to show it is implementing the cease-fire. >> we are going to be not responsive
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Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: it is a decision that every modern american president must face, whether and how to intervene as libya spirals into a bloody civil war the debate ins tensefide this week and there was a bipartisan support for a no-fly zone with some senators saying the risk of waiting outweigh early action and president obama has emphasized the international support and the white house statement today said the president and british prime minister david cameron will have surveillance, arms embargo and a no-fly zone and joining me is ann-marie slaughter in charge of policy planning at the state department and david sanger of the new york times and from washington, jessica mathews the president of the international pea
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
to be at the beginning of some change in the way america looks at labor unions? >> i think that that change is taking place. >> charlie: that's question number one and it's unions number two. >> it's a difficult issue. on the one had the public and the polls show this are sympathetic to the rights of workers to organize and win for themselves a middle class life-style. but because of the dysfunctions of the negotiating between politicians and public employees, the public employees haven't been able to win themselves the wages they deserve but they've gotten these bloated healthcare and pension benefits and when the public looks at that, they say why are they getting that. >> charlie: so what's the answer to that. >> the answer is to bring those pension plans and healthcare more in line with the rest of the public. >> charlie: so you tell firemen and cops you're not going to get the pension plan that you expected? >> yes. you change the deal. especially you change it for new workers coming in. you make pensions more like the 401k's like the rest of us get. but you cannot forget,
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
to do is to sever all ties with israel. >> america gave egypt billions of dollars under mubarak. >> as long as it harbors bad intentions towards us, we don't want aid from anyone. >> the wedding is a gathering of religious and political faithful. that is the limit of her ambition. >> women should not take part in governing the country at all. there are emotional and should not govern. as a man, i am not allowed to participate in her part of the wedding. in the new democratic egypt, where the brotherhood's leaders be more pragmatic than the grass roots? their views are not so clear. they represented the brothers to change the constitution. he doesn't want a christian or a woman to run egypt. >> they should not occupy the highest posts of the presidency. it is the same policy in greece, spain, and england. we are the majority. >> women are not a minority. they make up half of the population. >> we are talking about who will lead the people in prayer. islam gives women all the rights except for the right to do that. how can a woman lead the people in prayer? >> most egyptians are m
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: we continue our series of conversations about the mission in afghanistan. president obama has set this team to hand over securities for the national forces. speaking yesterday afghan president karzai outlined the first phase of that transfer. he named seven areas where afghan forces will assume primary responsibility this summer. their growing concern that the ar and government may not be ready. a new report published today by the century foundation says the conflict has reached a stalemate, and that the only solution is a negotiated political settlement. it is called afghanistan negotiated peace. joining me now the two chairing ambassador lakhdar brahimi and ambas
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the tragedy in japan has revived questions about the safety of nuclear power around the world. several countries are taking more caution going ahead. gemini announced seven nuclear reactors built before 1980 will be team fairly shut. china has suspended approval for all new nuclear plants until the government can issue revised safety rules. the obama administration has defended the use of nuclear power in the united states. testifying on capitol hill yesterday, u.s. energy secretary steven chu said the administration still supports expanding nuclear plants. some advocates continue to argue that nuclear power is an important way of reducing carbon emissions, others say the risks are too high. joining me now are three authors who have written about
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
will find we do less well in the muslim world than let's say in europe or asia or latin america. >> rose: there's another idea of the 21st century called american decline. >> uh-huh. >> rose: and joe snooi rises to say "not so fast." >> that's true. americans go through cycles of declinism every ten or 20 years. after sputnik the russians were ten feet tall. >> rose: and the japanese were ten feet tall. >> now the chinese are ten feet tall after the recession of 2008. we usually outgrow this. but the reason it's important is when you misunderstand what power relations are really like it can do two things. you can make us too fearful and it can make other countries like the chinese have hubris which makes them push in a ways which unproductive and get into trouble. >> rose: but you argue they've overextended themselves and their overconfidence about their relationship with the united states and they've made a lot of... >> rose: that's true. i was in beijing in both december and january talking with chinese friends and there is widespread view among many not just the people's libe
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
america's nuclear industry. >> rose: andhen by telephone, ethan brawner of the "new york times" in bahrain. >> it's hard to imagine how they can get back out in the streets quickly. the tanks and the jeeps are out this very important places in great strength. again, on the other hand, bahrain really relies on the financial district and so on to have a normal life, and i think that they're going to have to end the curfew and the marshal law quality at some point. >> rose: we conclude this evening with a look at the continuing crisis in the middle east and north africa with rob malley, john negroponte, and zalmay khalilzad. >> i think what mrs. : clts has done, secretary clinton, has been to hold back on the idea of us stepping forward unilaterally on this but saying, look, if we get the requisite support from the international community, including the arab league, then the predicate has been set for some kind of roll by us in this situation. it has been slow. i agree with rob. and probably what it does is, it slows the attainment of our objectives, and it maybe makes a sort of stalemated si
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Mar 8, 2011 8:30am EST
, were the ones that made it possible for america to accept black americans as basketball players. tavis: how funny is it to you to think at one point the nba was all white? people cannot even imagine that these days. >> it is hard to conceive now especially looking back in recent history. let's go back when the lakers for started. we show a picture of them. it was an all white team. tavis: hard to imagine. i'm glad they changed that. "on the shoulders of giants" brought to us by kareem abdul- jabbar. he made a whole new life for us as an historian. good to have you on. great work. you can watch it on video on demand for the next few months and on dvd. congratulations again. that is our show for tonight. until then, good night. thanks for watching. as always, keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org tavis: award winning author, mark richard. that is next time. we will see you then. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all liv
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Mar 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the oil boom in ghana. what it means for one sleepy coastal town. good and bad. chefs turn to the net to sell home cooked meals to people on line. >> our team in libya has been subject to beatings andy ma executions -- executions. they had left eight country. while they were in prison they witnessed firsthand the horrifying levels of violence carried out by colonel gaddafi's security forces. the bbc team was arrested at a checkpoint where some of the fiercest fighting was taking place. they spoke to our middle east editor after they were leery -- after they were released. >> 30 miles and many checkpoints separate these towns. the town has been sealed off. tonight, de gaddafi -- the gaddafi forces seem close to victory but we cannot confirm that. the bbc has attempted several times to get through to the area without official permission. when a team from bbc tried on monday, they were stopped and detained for 21 hours. our correspondent on the right was badly beaten. he saw prisoners in a much
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Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- egypt's prime minister resigns. the new government will be headed by a former critic of president mubarak. and britain opens up classified papers to reveal the extra terrestrial billings on. -- goings on. hello. colonel gaddafi and his inner circle are being investigated for possible crimes against humanity. that announcement today from the prosecutor at the international criminal court in the hague. during the day, the gaddafi loyalists have kept up their efforts in eastern libya. yet they have also pushed don to another area -- pushed on to another area. we have this report. >> after yesterday's victorious battle, the rebels marched in with a high state of nervousness. yet after an air raid on the town by planes from colonel gaddafi's air force, the nervousness grew worse. one man accidently let up a grenade. the wounded were rushed to hospital. these men are not trained soldiers. discipline is nonexistent. remarkable pictures showed the scope of yesterday's battle. they were
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Mar 8, 2011 6:30pm EST
world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- of former iranian president loses his influential public position. and why is this is one of the best places and in the world to be a woman? as special reports from a small african nation -- a special report from a small african nation. hello. colonel gaddafi's forces have intensified their campaign to crush the revolt in libya and seemed to be gathering momentum in the east and west. the latest reports speak of a city reduced to ashes and in tripoli. casualty's looked to be -- casualty's looked to be significant. our world affairs editor and correspondent are there. >> this is the heart of ras lanuf defense says. a group of anti-aircraft guns grouped together. just after one bomb had lasted -- landed close beside the road this is something that could soon because problems for the defenders over the next few days. this is a battlefield that could decide the way the entire war is going. there is the crossroads, and further on in that direction, colonel gadda
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Mar 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a call to martyrdom. the online video showing pakastani children acting out a suicide bombing. and it looks like true love, but is it? why sham marriages are on the rise in britain. hello to you. the syrian president tries to calm his country. he has ordered the release of everyone detained in the current unrest. he has also promised to lift wages and possibly emergency rules in place for 50 years. it is reported thousands attended the funerals of people killed when security forces fired on anti-government protesters wednesday. >> shocking scenes on the streets, the troubled southern city at the center of the unrest. shot down by gunmen. the bbc cannot independently verify the image is posted on social network sites. but security forces were blamed for the killings. this protesters as -- stay on the ground. do not move. no one is lifting a finger. human rights activists say at least 45 were killed, but these figures cannot be independently verified. at the press conference, i asked abou
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Mar 30, 2011 8:30am EDT
drives me. i believe in america. the bottom line is americans are competitive by nature. we want to beat the pants off of china. i have to believe that at some point, if we continue to talk about education and continue to bring these issues to light, the american public is going to wake up and say we want to be number one in the world. we want to have the best education system for our kids. this is the ideal this country was founded on, the idea that every kid, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status, and zip code can live the american dream if they work hard and do the right thing. that is not the reality we have today, but i believe it is possible because i believe it is who we are as americans. tavis: i appreciate your time tonight. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org tavis: join me next time for more on the debate over u.s. intervention in libya. that is next time. we will see you then. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you.
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Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
of abuse of power. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. find out what made these ukrainian parliamentarians so angry. we have a special report. and a rare insight into the lives of maoist rebels in india. our reporter spent more than a month following them through the jungle. >> libyan government planes have again launched multiple air strikes on rebel fighters. this is the second day of a concerted counter-offensive by colonel gaddafi's forces to stop rebels from moving to tripoli. rebel fighters pushed back from this key coastal town of -- a key coastal town. the libyan forces used tanks and artillery. our world affairs editors sent this report. >> at dawn this morning, it was a media elite clear that the rebels enthusiasm and fighting spirit was fading. it has carried them 150 miles westward along the coast, beating colonel gaddafi's troops back. but other supply lines are stretched and gaddafi's troops are fighting a more friendly territory. we went with the rebels to the next town, which they attacked fiercely. but the offender's hea
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
america wants nato to take charge or at the very least play a key role. what it will look like is a matter of debate. president obama says that he expects it to take several more days before an agreement is reached. partly because the arab league is uncomfortable with nato in charge and americans themselves do not like the idea of their servicemen and women under the command of other countries. there is still the wider issue. what is the ultimate goal of this operation and when can it be brought to a satisfactory conclusion? president obama said that the libyan leader must go. he also said that the resolution is not aimed at achieving that. while hillary clinton says that there are reports that colonel gaddafi is reaching out to other countries for an exit, there are also reports that he is planning to hunker down. >> un agencies on the ivory coast are boarding a forgotten humanitarian catastrophe. there has been so little response in the cries for help. fighting between the generals, rebels and rivals. >> this is "bbc world news." headlines -- warnings against tap water in tokyo as
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
mechanic. later he became the most famous man in america when he flew solo across the atlantic. his name was charles lindberg. >> reporter: another famous flyer who visited billings was amelia earhart. ernest hemingway actually got into a car accident and was hospitalized here with a broken arm. fortunately, that didn't end his writing career. >> well, billings was placed in the heart of crow country. the crow indian reservation is across the yellowstone river. the crow have always been a part of billings history. early on, they came here, traded in the stores that opened. later on the crow were a big part of our annual fair. and of course, today, a lot of people in billings travel to the annual crow fair and celebrate crow culture and traditions. >> reporter: billings is also known for its striking natural beauty. it's hard to believe that this area was once covered by a great sea. >> there are large cliffs of sandstone around billings. great walls of rock. we call them the rimrocks, or the rims. that's all that's left of that great inland sea. >> reporter: from the top of the rims
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Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
in fact 42, and of the major sports in america...only baseball has older fans. >>tharp: certainly attention spans vary among young people. >>clarke: very short attention span >>reporter: fox tv says its 18-34 year old nascar viewers have dropped almost 30% on last year...and nascar may have to consider whether today's youngsters are simply willing to sit through a 4 hour race... >>clark: we may not have 500 mile races in the future. we may have shorter events. >>reporter: there aren't too many young folk hanging around in the shiners tent...but the man with almost 17m dollars in career earnings soon wins over some more fans. >>reporter: for ragan...the business end of the day is finally approaching...time then for a hug from mum...who's unlikely to be enjoying the next 4 hours... >>ragan: you always have butterflies in your stomach...you're always a little nervous...but you know he lovesit, he is doing everything safe, you know he's in the best equipment possible so that is a comforting. >>reporter: you might think the publicity requirements might tail off a little so close to rac
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
middle-class america. those are brilliant programs. >> and the period pieces that pbs does. >> what are the ratings? >> huge. if they are properly done, they can still grabbed eyeballs. >> absolutely. why can we not have a drama? there used to be 10,000 radio plays out of chicago. there are no radio place now. >> i want to listen and watch. >> the thing about cheap is that it means there is less of a barrier to entry for those who have the creativity. if you look at those wonderful programs, the barrier of entry is enormous pit is enormous for the networks. but when you have got cheap, you can have the brilliance and creativity. >> there is the executive producer of "state of the union" on cnn. is a legend in the television industry. what he told me is that in between his two gigs, he went around the entire country and talk to people in the know about internet video and internet television. what he found from all these experts and a different focus groups is that people do not want this cat jumping on that the bird and whatever that is the people are putting a. they do not want it.
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Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
the fighting. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in pakistan, the only christian government minister is shot dead, a killing he predicted a few weeks ago. >> i was told if i were to continue the anti-blasphemy law, i would be assassinated. >> micro loans for the board and why his country is trying to sack him -- for the poor and why his country is trying to sack him. hello. this was the day that gaddafi loyalists' seem to be fighting back against the libyan uprising in earnest. but now the leader's opponents look to be in complete control of the eastern ports, a major center for the oil industry. the army did at one point have the upper hand with vastly superior weaponry. as many as 40 people died in the fighting. john since then -- simpson said this report. >> it was an extraordinary day when defeat became unexpected victory. the last phase took place here, as colonel gaddafi's soldiers escaped back to their own territory. it is indeed a big turnaround for them. a lot of
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Mar 15, 2011 3:00am EDT
, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin tonight with the tragedy in japan, the search for survivors continues after friday's earthquake and tsunami. the confirmed death toll on monday reached nearly 1,900. the number is expected to reach thousands more. for those who have survived many lacked a "heat, water and food in freezing winter temperatures and many are still looking for loved ones amid scenes of complete devastation. meanwhile, fears of radiation exposure are growing. there have already been partial meltdowns at two nuclear reactors in fukushima. at the time of this taping, technicians were bating to stabilize a third reactor. japanese officials say containment walls shielding the nuclear reactor cores remain intact. earlier today, the head of the u.n.'s nuclea
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: barbara lee is here, she's a representative from california's 9th congressional district. a democrat, lee is known to be a progressive voice in congress. some of the issues she's focused on are economic inequity, poverty and hiv aids. she's a vocal credit of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. her memoir's now in paperback called renegade for peace and justice, a memoir political and personal courage. i'm pleased to have her here on this program for the first time. welcome. >> so happy to be here. >> charlie: it's my pleasure. let me just talk about your life. >> of course i write about this in my book in terms of being born in el paso, texas and my mother was not in t
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